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I did a Venture frame replacement back in the day, flagged 18 hours Yamaha time .. I did it by blocking up the motor and stripped everything off around it , the motor never moved .. can you imagine pulling a v4 water cooled motor out ? Maybe the guy holding a XR in his arms could do it but not me. I should probably update myself but I’ve been out of pocket for awhile ..but I’m back
 

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I've got that Sutton oil cooler - it was just too easy to buy / install instead of fabbing brackets and sourcing the cooler core that would fit. But, anyone splitting cases and swapping transmission gears is light-years ahead of me in mech confidence and capability. The XR's only oil temp gauge still shows up to 250˚ (I didn't have the thermometer before adding the cooler).

Here's my current task: find cheap, shorty levers to pack as spares. Who's got the best source for these?
 
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L model levers are hard to find and only fit the L . I would look at changing the perch to give more selection of levers .. I went with bark busters and kept stock levers .. rockymountainatv has really impressed me as letting you know what is in stock and wat they have to order as most online dealers lie about stock on hand to get your money,
 

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When you low side a 2001 dirt bike on its first run, you come home and tear it apart . New boots, new Acerbis fender, strip the spray paint, oil change, etc etc.... anything not to ride anymore. My poor lil buddy was hurting
 
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L model levers are hard to find and only fit the L . I would look at changing the perch to give more selection of levers .. I went with bark busters and kept stock levers .. rockymountainatv has really impressed me as letting you know what is in stock and wat they have to order as most online dealers lie about stock on hand to get your money,
X2 on rocky mountain


When you low side a 2001 dirt bike on its first run, you come home and tear it apart . New boots, new Acerbis fender, strip the spray paint, oil change, etc etc.... anything not to ride anymore. My poor lil buddy was hurting
Poor bike!

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DRZ400S

Before I installed them on my old DRZ, I compared them to the XRLs.

The brake is a drop in ... works perfect and very adjustable.

The clutch is a just a tick too thick at the pivot boss.
When you see it, you'll know what I mean.


OK ... I'm second guessing myself ...

The levers will work, but it might be the brake side that needs the alteration.
 
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When you low side a 2001 dirt bike on its first run, you come home and tear it apart . New boots, new Acerbis fender, strip the spray paint, oil change, etc etc.... anything not to ride anymore. My poor lil buddy was hurting
She will be ready for the next round. She is a tough old girl!
 
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Something to add for anyone adding the kick starter to the L ... I noticed the XR600 shaft has a hole to lubricate the idle gear ...well I was not planning on adding everything just yet ...just to easy to pop the cover add it later . I scored the gear and will put in this week ..just thought I should share this
 
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Something to add for anyone adding the kick starter to the L ... I noticed the XR600 shaft has a hole to lubricate the idle gear ...well I was not planning on adding everything just yet ...just to easy to pop the cover add it later . I scored the gear and will put in this week ..just thought I should share this
I noticed that on another forum

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Howdy All. A question-is the XRL a good choice for gravel/dirt/backroads we have here in Texas? My XL250R is a great backroads bike, but I am looking for a newer, bigger, d/s with electric start. Doing my research...
 
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Howdy All. A question-is the XRL a good choice for gravel/dirt/backroads we have here in Texas? My XL250R is a great backroads bike, but I am looking for a newer, bigger, d/s with electric start. Doing my research...
YES YES YES
It will feel quite familiar, just a few extra ponies.
Single tracks quite well too.
Spent some time on a klr recently, cant wait to get back to my xrl(thank you southtex)

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Plus one....you can make the Xr650l into anything you want ... or ride it stock .. I just needed more highway bike and not loosing anything from the dirt side of life


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From full out dirt build, to adventure build, to stock. There are bulletproof, can set it up for whatever you want to ride. Sure it wont roll down the highway doing 85-90mph comfortably, but it will run gravel roads at 60mph all day
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Got an electrical bug. And I need a new battery. I was working on getting the throttle cables not to drag(still working on it. dad was working on the new tail light, wired it wrong, then all the indicators, turn signals, headlight etc quit. Did not see a blown fuse. Done for the night.


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Thank you Marko, Mitch, Kirk, Gary and Jmz(moral support) for yalls help/parts. Still need to address the rear brake. But...
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The ugly duckling XRL can move on it's own.
This bike is part of a lot of downs and ups in my life over the last 4 years. Not going to muck up the thread with that though.


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I'm leaning that way. Depends on what bigman's XRs has in stock lol. Rockymountainatvmc is investigating why FedEx never picked up my brake rebuild parts. Oil filter cover has a slight drip. Probably warped. Gotta look into that aswell. With these newly accumulated needs, I'll probably get a cheap battery.

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Good Morning
Last weekend went to hidden falls off 1431 close to Marball falls...great place to ride...I live inGeorgetown... it was 40 miles each way..
I have had all types of motorcycles. Dual purpose has been my favorite..
Been riding in back of new subdivisions were there is no houses yet..
2018 and 1993 xr650L
 
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Good Morning
Last weekend went to hidden falls off 1431 close to Marball falls...great place to ride...I live inGeorgetown... it was 40 miles each way..
I have had all types of motorcycles. Dual purpose has been my favorite..
Been riding in back of new subdivisions were there is no houses yet..
2018 and 1993 xr650L
Welcome

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I have rear brakes. Got a speedo cable from jmz. Need to put the rest of her back together. Started fine after sitting for a week, but long term will need a battery

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Good morning. I am riding again after over 30 years and new to the forum. I have two bikes but prefer to ride my Honda on dirt/gravel/off-road. Here is my 2009 Piggy.

I like messing around in the garage, and I have added a number of goodies including IMS tank and pegs, MRA windscreen, Tusk handguards, Oxford heated grips, Pro Taper Contour bars (CR High) and CycleRack rear rack.

Bought very clean and very low mileage. First owner added Seat Concepts seat, Sutton oil cooler, Kouba link and DG pipe.
 

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Welcome. Very nice ride. Maybe you an make it down to Wilson county after the holidays. Some good dirt roads down here and maybeeee I can keep up on the same bike.

Kirk



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Hello, South Tex. That sounds like a plan and will reach out after the holidays.
Welcome. Very nice ride. Maybe you an make it down to Wilson county after the holidays. Some good dirt roads down here and maybeeee I can keep up on the same bike.

Kirk



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Maybe I'll be up and going for this.

Need to get you on the trails kirk!

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